Although William Sidney Mount made his name as a genre artist, some of his more interesting paintings are landscape studies like this one, which captures the hazy and refracted sunlight at a North Shore beach at low tide. In contrast to Mount’s studio-produced genre scenes, this painting was executed largely outside; near the end of his life, Mount himself concluded that “my best pictures are those which I painted out of doors.”


  • Title: Crane Neck Across the Marsh
  • Creator: William Sidney Mount
  • Date Created: 1841
  • Location: Crane Neck, Long Island, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 13"h x 17"w
  • Provenance: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Heysey, Jr., 1961
  • Subject Keywords: Long Island, Long Island artist, William Sidney Mount, landscape, oil painting, Crane Neck, beach, low tide, American artist
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps